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Lehigh Valley RR K5B Pacific by markkarvon Lehigh Valley RR K5B Pacific by markkarvon
Known as "The Route of the Black Diamond" the Lehigh Valley Railroad was a northeastern line known primarily for hauling hard, pure anthracite coal which made up the backbone of its traffic. The railroad di feature several crack passenger trains and "The John Wilkes" was one. The train was pulled by a streamlined 4-6-2 pacific locomotive which was styled by famed industrial designer Otto Kuhler. Although a similar locomotive pulled the lines flagship "Black Diamond" train, the streamlined design was one of a kind. This print shows "The John Wilkes" in operation circa 1939, its inaugural year.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Live that Pacific! (Still partial to their 4-4-0 camel backs though)
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a cool one!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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amiga-32 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Never seen that one , it looks spectacular
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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amiga-32 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
your welcome
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Boy, those were the days! Wish I could have been around back then to witness iconic machines like this in operation.

And even more than that, this is a scene of a lost part of our culture. Gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing. :)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. There were so many new a futuristic looking designs. It is a fascinating period.
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is great
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